Novo Nordisk to pump $2bn into diabetes network on back of oral GLP-1 milestone

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Novo Nordisk could spend up to $2bn (€1.8bn) on two facilities to support its diabetes portfolio, including an oral long-acting GLP-1 analogue set to enter Phase III trials.

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